The Beacon of the Bay

Tour the Umpqua River Lighthouse

The Umpqua River Lighthouse at Winchester Bay towers over the beach where the Umpqua River empties into the Pacific Ocean. The 65-foot lighthouse was constructed in 1890 after the first Umpqua River Lighthouse, built in 1857, next to the river mouth, collapsed in a storm. The Umpqua River Lighthouse features a two-ton First Order Fresnel lens constructed from 616 glass prisms handcrafted in France.

Lighthouse tours are given by our generous museum docents.
Tours given daily from 9 am to 4 pm (Oct. – Feb.), or 6 pm (March – Sept.).